Welcome to Destiny Cabin – You’ll be surrounded by nature’s splendor when you stay in this two-bedroom cabin that sleeps seven people. You’ll love it here!Country Comforts - The knotty-pine walls and ceiling coupled with the wood-burning fireplace give the living room its rustic charm, while the flat-screen TV and the roomy couch provide plenty of modern-day comfort.Open and Easy - The open layout ensures that everyone can hang out together, whether you’re watching TV, playing charades or grabbing a bite.Gather Together - Bring your Scrabble board and Uno deck so you can gather at the dining table for game night.Dining Options - From Destiny Cabin you can walk to numerous restaurants serving everything from steaks to sushi. If you’d rather eat in, you’ll find appliances, cookware and tableware in the compact, well-equipped kitchen.Sweet Dreams - The primary bedroom’s queen-size bed makes it easy to catch up on your sleep. The corrugated-metal headboard, built-in side table and rustic sconces add to the down-home ambience.Start Your Stay with a Nap - When you arrive at Destiny Cabin the beds will already be made up, so you can sprawl out for a nap before you even unpack.Ready and Waiting - Fresh towels will be waiting in the pristine bathroom—no need to bring your own and waste precious packing space!Slumber Party Central - With a pair of double beds, Destiny Cabin’s second bedroom can host as many as four people. The kids will feel as if they’re at sleep-away camp!Room for One More - The sofa in the living room converts to a twin bed, should an extra guest drop by.A Great Escape - As soon as you pull up to Destiny Cabin and see its lushly wooded setting, you’ll know you chose the ideal home away from home.A Unique Setting - Destiny Cabin is one of 35 cabins set on the two-acre Apache Village. Each was built in the late 1940s by an experienced carpenter and boasts numerous handcrafted details.Birdsong and Mountain Breezes - Kick back on one of the Adirondack chairs, take a deep breath of the pine-fragranced mountain air and listen to the hummingbirds chirp and tweet: There’s no better way to start the day.Made in the Shade - The covered porch provides welcome shade from the midday summer sun. Bring a lemonade or iced tea out here, relax in a chair and enjoy!Explore the Neighborhood - There are multiple roads and trails to explore within the Apache Village. You’re sure to meet up with other guests—and maybe deer, wild turkeys or elk!—while you walk around.Once is Not Enough - So many people who stay in our Apache Village cabins once return again and again. There’s simply no other locale as peaceful, convenient and convivial as this.It’s All Right Here - You don’t have to go far to immerse yourself in the glories of the Southwestern setting; you simply have to step out your front door!A Walk in the Park - Nearby Wingfield Park includes a playground and picnic tables, perfect if you’re vacationing with the kids.A Bird’s-Eye View - Numerous hiking and biking trails along the mountains of Ruidoso and the surrounding areas provide you with Instagram-perfect views of the town and nature’s glory.And They’re Off… - You don’t have to place a bet to enjoy watching the horses race at nearby Ruidoso Downs, just 15 minutes from Destiny Cabin.Head to Town - Midtown Ruidoso is packed with shops, galleries and eateries—and it’s only a mile or so from Destiny Cabin.Down by the River - The burbling waters of the nearby Ruidoso River provide a glorious soundtrack to a walk among the towering Ponderosa pines.Bring Your Rod and Reel - Alto Lake, Grindstone Lake and Lake Mescalaro are regularly stocked with trout—and they’re all within a 15-minute drive.Your Vacation, Your Way - When you stay at Destiny Cabin you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing and mountain biking or low-key pursuits such as birdwatching, fishing and quiet strolls.Hit the Links - Numerous golf courses, including Cree Meadows and the Links at Sierra Blanca, are only minutes away.But Wait, There’s More - Destiny Cabin is also near Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid casinos, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Fort Stanton and much more. You’ll never be bored!Peak Perfection - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca Peak towers majestically over the entire area, providing a fabulous backdrop to selfies.Shopping and Gallery-Hopping - Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—great for when you want a day off from outdoor activities.See and Ski - Not only does Sierra Blanca dominate the skyline, but Ski Apache is less than 40 minutes from Destiny Cabin.Wish You were Here? - You can be! Simply book your stay at Destiny Cabin today.

Destiny Cabin


4.10/5 (23)


4.10/5 | 23 reviews

Apache Village cabin within walking distance of shops, restaurants, galleries

2 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 7 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Pet Friendly


Where you'll be


At Destiny Cabin you’ll enjoy all the joys of mountain living along with plenty of modern conveniences and comforts. The two-bedroom cabin, which sleeps seven, sits among soaring Ponderosa pines that perfume the air with their fresh scent. Deer scamper abo...
At Destiny Cabin you’ll enjoy all the joys of mountain living along with plenty of modern conveniences and comforts. The two-bedroom cabin, which sleeps seven, sits among soaring Ponderosa pines that perfume the air with their fresh scent. Deer scamper about, hummingbirds flitter and chirp and you might even see elk crossing one of the paths that crisscross Apache Village, the two-acre enclave that Destiny Cabin is part of. At the same time, you can walk to restaurants, shops, bars and galleries with ease.

Destiny Cabin itself is a charming mix of the old and the new. It’s one of 35 cabins that make up Ruidoso’s Apache Village neighborhood. All were built in the late 1940s by an experienced carpenter of handsome knotty pine, and each boasts distinctive handcrafted features. The cabin has been modernized in the decades since, with air-conditioning as well as updated kitchen appliances and bathroom fittings. There’s even a flat-screen TV with cable in the living room. It hangs above the wood-burning fireplace, which will warm up the room in a jiffy while bathing it in an inviting golden glow.

Along with a comfortable sofa, Destiny Cabin’s living area includes a dining table and kitchenette. Though compact, the kitchen area features a full-size refrigerator/freezer, oven/stove, microwave and coffeemaker, along with tableware and cookware. Then again, you might want to eat all your meals out, given how many restaurants are within walking distance—Can’t Stop Smokin’, Casa Blanca, Khrome Grill and the Cork and Kettle, to name just a few.

Destiny Cabin’s primary bedroom boasts a queen-size bed. The corrugated-metal headboard, built-in side table and bedside sconces accentuate the room’s rustic charm. With a pair of double beds, the second room can sleep as many as four people. The kids will love it here: Every night will be a slumber party. An additional guest can make themselves at home in the living area, since the sofa converts to a twin bed. When you arrive, you’ll find the beds perfectly made up, plenty of clean towels in the bathroom and extra bedding ready and waiting. If you need a nap or a shower after your travels, you can take one right away, before you even unpack.

The cabin’s front porch is sure to be a favorite place to start your morning with a cup of coffee or to end your evening in the silvery moonlight. There are two chairs, and the porch roof will provide welcome shade during the midday summer heat. So will the numerous trees surrounding the cabin and giving Apache Village its sense of serenity and privacy.

Just beyond Apache Village there are Ruidoso’s numerous attractions to discover. Grindstone Lake and Trail System is only five minutes away; here you can fish, boat, hike, mountain bike, ride horses and play disc golf. Equally close is Grindstone Stables, where you can enjoy an hour-long guided tour on horseback. In just 10 minutes you can drive to Alto Lake and Recreation Area. When you’re not fishing in the trout-stocked lake, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike or horseback, and at the end of the Eagle Creek Trail you’ll find a waterfall. In 15 minutes or less you can drive to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid casinos and Ruidoso Downs, as well as several golf courses.

Many guests who stay in the cabins of Apache Village return time and again, drawn by the natural beauty and the unbeatable convenience. See for yourself: Book your stay at Destiny Cabin today, before someone else beats you to it!

Please remember that Ruidoso is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. This can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. 4x4 or chains may be required for during the winter months.

Maximum 2 vehicles.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
2nd Bedroom
Double Double
Living Room


Wooded View
Community View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Wireless Internet
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Pet Friendly
No/Limited Air Conditioning
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Gas
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Horse Race Track
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Health Beauty Spa


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Manuel H.
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Tommie V.
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How wonderful an experience it was

Judy E.
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Plenty of wildlife comes thru. The cabin I stayed in was built in th 30's I think. I like knotty pine paneling and the old windows. The cabin was clean and had some updating.No problem bringing your pet.

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Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 2

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.